Status: 01/21/2023 7:39 PM
SC Freiburg received a severe blow from Wolfsburg in the German League. Patrick Wimmer and Jonas Wind turned the SC defense on its head.
On Saturday (01/21/2023), Wolfsburg beat weak Freiburg 6-0 (3-0). The Wolfsburg player, Wimmer, emerged with a goal (2nd), an assist for Jonas Wind (28), and many offensive measures. The winds met again later (37). Yannick Gerhard (56th), Riedel Bacco (80th) and Luca Waldschmidt (90+4/FE) also hailed Team VfL.
The victory means that Wolfsburg (26 points) is four points behind Freiburg (30), which dropped from second to fourth place. Freiburg coach Christian Streich later spoke into the sports show’s microphone of his “disastrous fencing behaviour” and that VfL was “superior in every way”.
Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac praised, saying: “The team has shown development in recent weeks and months. And it has continued until today.” The goal is international business. Gerhard offered a more definite look: “I’ve had the honor of playing in the Champions League before. Of course it’s a dream.”
Freiburg lacks the defensive stability against the forschen VfL
The game started quickly. Because VfL is directly combined with the first counterattack towards the top. Gerhard was quick-witted and pushed Weimer, who smashed the ball into the enemy with a pike.
Wolfsburg set the initial stage and initially had 60 percent of the ball. It took about 20 minutes for Freiburg to catch up. Nikolaus Hoeffler had his first good chance for Freiburg, making a great save from VfL goalkeeper Koen Kasteels (17).
Hitting and passing: Wolfsburg is impressively effective
Playing with two series of four and pressing midfield, VfL Wolfsburg was waiting for the next golden moment. So he came. SC first-choice goalkeeper Mark Flecken fouled in the replay, then Wimmer reacted and passed faster than Christian Guenter after a cross from Maximilian Arnold from his own half of the field. Wimmer bounced back to Wind – who was then more on hand than Höfler and defeated Flekken by a head.
But the first half was not over yet: defender Mickie van de Ven gnawed Maximilian Egesten while dribbling, and put Wind’s knee cross into the goal. The “wolves” were very effective: they only needed six shots for three goals. Wimmer was involved in four of the VFL team’s six shots on goal as either a shooter or as a preparer.
Freiburg in midfield without ideas
Even after the start of the second half, Freiburg continued to have problems against VfL, who played their attacks meticulously. Already in the first half persistence was missing in duels. Only Hoeffler and Michael Gregorich had a positive balance in these stats.
And again there were shortcomings in Freiburg’s forward movement. The next misunderstanding against the dominant midfield “wolves” was not long in coming. Wimmer started the situation after SC lost the ball. The ball reached Gerhard through the wind and Felix Nmecha who hit his first shot on goal of the second half through Leten’s legs to make it 4-0.
Wimmer is out of Svanberg
After that, the match seemed to be decided. A busy Wimmer was accidentally sent off by teammate Matthias Svanberg and had to be taken off the field in a daze. Waldschmidt came up for him (78 min).
And then, after a cross from Kevin Paredes, who was also a substitute, Paco made it 5-0 in the box without any pressure from the opposition, before Waldschmidt put the finishing touch on with a converted penalty. Van den Veen was brought in by Yannick Keitel.
Wolfsburg must go to the capital
On Match Day 17 of the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg will be visiting Hertha BSC (Tuesday, 8:30pm). Meanwhile, Freiburg welcomes the Europa League winner from Frankfurt (Wednesday, 8:30pm ET).